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Wisconsin corn maze ranked among best in the country by USA TODAY's 10Best

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel logo Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 10/24/2018 Chelsey Lewis
a close up of a map: In 2018 the Treinen Farm corn maze in Lodi features a design based on "The Elephant's Child." © Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch In 2018 the Treinen Farm corn maze in Lodi features a design based on "The Elephant's Child."

A farm that made trilobites cool in 2017 has a corn maze that's one of the best in the country this year.

Readers of USA TODAY's 10Best voted the Treinen Farm corn maze in Lodi as the 8th best in the U.S. This year's design is based on "The Elephant's Child," a Rudyard Kipling story about how elephants got their long trunks. The maze features an elephant, a crocodile and other nature imagery. 

In 2017, the Treinen Farm maze featured a trilobite, the state fossil.

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Angie Treinen, who owns the farm with her husband, Alan, has designed the mazes since 2001. The farm has been in Alan's family since the 1920s. The couple uses a grid system — not GPS — to plant and cut the corn for the maze. 

To navigate the maze, visitors are given a mostly blank map. They must walk the maze to find its seven missing pieces, scattered throughout. The farm estimates it takes most people 45 minutes to an hour to finish.

The farm also includes a pumpkin patch, hay rides and other kid-friendly activities. The farm is open on weekends or by reservation through Nov. 11. Admission varies by activity. See

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